Softball Pounds Lincoln Memoial to Finish Third in SAC


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba swept a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader from visiting Lincoln Memorial on Sunday afternoon at Whitley Field.  The Catawba Indians claim third place in the SAC after the 8-0 and 9-2 wins.  The Lady Indians improve to 29-17 overall and 12-6 in the SAC, while the Lady Railsplitters fall to 25-23 and 6-12.

Catawba pounded out 25 hits in the doubleheader victories.  Carly Sabat (Warren, OH/Howland HS) and Lauren Lewis (Concord, NC/N. Mecklenburg HS) each had five hits in the double dip, while Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) had four.  Sabat tripled in each game and totaled five RBI, while Lewis had a double, triple and homer in game two.

Sabat got things rolling for Catawba in the opener as she drove in three with a triple in the second inning.  Khourtni Hester (Waldorf, MD/McDonough HS) added a three-run homer in the fifth to up the lead to 7-0.  Hester had two hits and four RBI in the opener.  Kayla Myers (Bryson City, NC/Swain Co. HS) had three hits and ended the contest with a RBI double in the sixth.

Emily Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) picked up the win to improve to 16-8.  The freshman allowed seven hits, walked none and struck out nine.  Brittany Stuive had two hits for Lincoln Memorial.

Catawba’s bats stayed hot in game two.  Lewis tripled with two outs in the second and scored on a single by Kovalcin.  Sabat drove her in with a hit and the Lady Indians led 2-0 after two.  Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tusculum HS) hit a solo home run in the third, the first of her two in the game, for a 3-0 edge.

Stuive got a run back for the Lady Railsplitters with a solo home run to open the LMU fourth, but Catawba struck back for two runs on a single by Kovalcin and a triple by Sabat for a 5-1 lead.  Gibbs had a two-run homer in the fifth and Lewis hit a solo shot to increase the Lady Indian lead to 9-2.

Sabat, Lewis, Gibbs and Kovalcin all had three hits in game two.  Lewis scored three times.  Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) earned the win to improve to 13-9.  She allowed five hits and struck out one.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships 

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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